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by Matt C.:

A brief update
Over the last couple years, I’ve seen more and more people in technology trying to make government work better. They’re idealists who are also making a large impact. These are people that I respect–some of them worked to fix, for example. From talking to many of them, I can tell you that their energy […]
Thanks, Amit
Amit Singhal just announced that he’s retiring toward the end of the month. Amit has been a formative part of Google’s search team, but he’s also a good friend. Last year, after he marked 15 years with Google, I wrote this about Amit’s contributions: Amit Singhal, one of the unsung heroes of Google, just celebrated […]
Solving a Verizon issue (Nexus 5X)
I solved a problem today and figured that I’d document it for the rest of the world. Every time someone left me a voicemail on Verizon, I would get a cryptic text from Verizon at 900080006202 that looked like “//VZWVVM:SYNC:ev=NM;id=1;c=1;t=v;s=1XXXXXXXXXX;dt=18/01/2016 13:40-0900;l=13;dev_t=5” or “//VZWVVM:SYNC:ev=MBU;dev_t=5”. Here’s what happened. It turns out that Verizon has three kinds of […]
Halloween 2015: USB Drive
I went a little overboard for Halloween last year. And as you can tell from my the Halloween category on my blog, sometimes I get a little too excited about Halloween. So this year I decided to go quick, easy, and lo-fi as a USB drive: To make a thumb drive/USB key, I just took […]
Give Google Contributor a try
Recently I’ve seen several interesting conversations about ad blocking, and I wanted to remind people about a great offering called Google Contributor. With Google Contributor, you contribute a certain amount of money each month. That subscription means that you see fewer ads on the web, and you support the sites that you visit with your […]
Berkshire Hathaway
My taste in financial advice runs toward the simple and the lessons I’ve learned the hard way. But I still like reading about investing/finance, and I recently read through the 2014 annual report for Berkshire Hathaway. Given that it was the 50th anniversary of Warren Buffett taking charge of Berkshire, I have to admit that […]
My next project: AutoSEO
This was an April Fool’s joke. I’ve been working really hard with some friends on a project to handle SEO automatically. Now we’re ready to take the wraps off it over at One of the ideas that helped the World Wide Web succeed was that it separated presentation and content. You could write your […]
Next 30 day challenge: social media/news cleanse
For January 2015, I tried to declutter around the house for 15 minutes a day. We now have a couple rooms that are much cleaner, and I gave away a bunch of magazines. For February 2015, my 30 day challenge was to go on daily 15 minute walks with my wife. That was nice. Lately […]
Fixing “full path disclosure” issues
Whether you’re running a web service or a blog, you should always keep your software fully patched to prevent attacks and minimize your attack surface. Another smart step is to prevent full path disclosures. For example, if your blog or service throws an error like “Warning: require(ABSPATHwp-includes/load.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file […]
Lessons learned from the early days of Google
Earlier this month I did a talk at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about lessons learned from the early days of Google. The video is now online and watchable, or you can watch it on YouTube: We did the talk in a pretty large room, and the camera at the back of […]
Mobile paid search has increased by 134% since last year: stats
There has been an increase of 20% in the YoY growth of Google search ad spending in Q3 2016, while paid search mobile phone spending has increased by 134% from the past year.
Interview: Can you forecast SEO? Sastry Rachakonda says you can
In the world of search engine optimisation, there are a wealth of tools which produce analytics and SEO reports after changes have been made to your site. But what if you could predict how your site's ranking would change before you’d made any alterations?
Five most important search marketing news stories of the week
Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from around the world of search marketing and beyond.
Paid search click-through rates have risen 38%
According to data collected in Q3 2016, paid search CTRs have risen 38%, mainly in thanks to Google killing off its right-hand-side ads back in February.
Cats, dogs, brands and social media marketing success
People love their pets, not necessarily their elected officials. And the savviest social media marketers should try to take advantage of this fact.
Where is Google heading with mobile local search?
In this column we consider what Google’s plans are for those owned properties that get the prime real estate atop mobile search results, such as Google My Business (GMB) and Knowledge Graph (KG).
Bing Ads reveal the most searched Halloween costumes
Halloween in the digital age involves a significant amount of searching until the right costume is picked. So what can we learn from this year's searches?
SEO strategy: research you need to do BEFORE the optimisation process
For companies serving either B2B or B2C audiences, search engine optimization continues to be a priority for driving new traffic.
Google comes under fire for its privacy policy change
Earlier this year, Google made a change to its privacy policy that is now drawing criticism from privacy proponents.
Is Google killing mobile organic search?
Click-through rates for websites depend a great deal on their position in organic search results.